Politics


Doctors to Ron Jonson: COVID-19 Is More Lethal Than the Flu
Breaking Down Democrats’ Crowded 2022 Senate Field in Wisconsin

What you need to know about the five candidates declared and two others strongly considering runs against GOP Sen. Ron Johnson.

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
With Senate Again up for Grabs, 2022 Already a Multimillion-Dollar Race

Sen. Mark Kelly reported raising $10.4 million in the first six months of this year, with $7.6 million in cash on hand as of June 30.

Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes speaks at his US Senate campaign launch event July 20, 2021, in Milwaukee. (Photo by Olivia Stern)
Lt. Gov. Barnes Joins Senate Race, Shaking Up Crowded Field

The announcement also casts an uncertain shadow on the 2022 governor’s race, as Gov. Tony Evers needs to find a new running mate.

Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones stands for a portrait at her home in New York, Tuesday, July 6, 2021. A controversy over tenure at UNC-Chapel Hill has supercharged debates in North Carolina about teaching the state's history of racism in K-12 and higher education. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
‘What Gets Taught Matters’: Why North Carolina Must Confront Its History of Racism

The author of a North Carolina history book explains why it’s so crucial for the state’s K-12 students to understand our state’s history of racism.

Emily Shields
‘Head Above Water’: Expanded Child Tax Credit Will Help 92% of Wisconsin Children

Parents across Wisconsin and the US received their first monthly payments after the American Rescue Plan expanded the child tax credit.

Stephanie Birmingham, a Sturgeon Bay resident who uses a wheelchair, is concerned current Republican-authored proposals would make it harder for her and other people with disabilities to cast ballots. (Photo courtesy of Stephanie Birmingham)
‘They’re More Than Willing To Suppress My Vote’: Voters With Disabilities Sound off on GOP Voting Bills

Republican lawmakers are trying to make absentee voting more difficult, a method voters with disabilities rely on for safety and convenience.

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivers her State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate, at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)
Whitmer Goes to Washington to Share Expertise in Crises With White House

From extreme polar weather to a 500 year flood and the pandemic, Michigan’s leader has built a reputation for helping communities through a crisis.